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InnoCentive and NPG Launch Nature.com Open Innovation Pavilion

InnoCentive, Inc., the global open innovation marketplace (www.innocentive.com), and Nature Publishing Group (NPG), a scientific and medical publisher (www.nature.com), announced the launch of the Nature.com Open Innovation Pavilion. Jointly hosted on InnoCentive.com and Nature.com (www.nature.com/openinnovation) the Nature.com Open Innovation Pavilion provides a hub for scientific collaboration and open innovation.

Companies and not-for-profit organizations (known as "seekers") can post "challenges" in life sciences, physical sciences, and clinical medicine on the Nature.com Open Innovation Pavilion. These challenges are briefs allowing seekers to tap into external expertise to solve research problems or drive development of new products and technologies. Successful "solvers" receive financial rewards. Seekers can call on the expertise from Nature.com's 5 million monthly visitors and InnoCentive's community of more than 175,000 solvers.

The Nature.com Open Innovation Pavilion provides the Nature.com user community and InnoCentive's solver community with a rich set of challenges to tackle, specifically tailored to their interests and expertise. InnoCentive and NPG will work together to maximize the visibility of these challenges to Nature.com users, readers of NPG journals, and current InnoCentive solvers. Nature.com users will be invited to become InnoCentive solvers; a larger pool of expertise should increase the chances of solving issues of worldwide concern. Current InnoCentive clients will have the opportunity to post challenges in the nature.com Pavilion, taking advantage of this new larger community of solvers.The Nature.com Open Innovation Pavilion is already home to five challenges, with a cumulative award amount of $100,000. There are more than 1,200 open solver project rooms, with solvers working to solve these challenges.

Source: Nature Publishing Group



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